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Old 01-31-2018, 01:09 AM   #71 (permalink)
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This was the story in 2011:

Hemmings Daily:Stainless steel Jeep body production resumes

Del Blanchard's website, Welcome cj3a-cj3b-bodykits.com - BlueHost.com has gone dormant. But if he did it one someone could do it again.



Or, today you could have 3D printed carbon fiber/ABS or basalt. With integrated wiring harnesses for the Dekotora/Tron lights.

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Old 01-31-2018, 02:42 PM   #72 (permalink)
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It's called "Distinctive" Remember the first Olds Toronado? This is not the only ugly Honda. The Odyssey Minivan looks like the rear behind the sliding doors from a different van was spliced on.
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How about every station wagon that's been made by grafting the rear roof onto a sedan without altering the roofline of the original car? AMC did that with some of their Ramblers and other companies have done the same. Some Volvos put a straight roof on the wagons but instead of making wagon specific rear doors they have a little filler piece welded in above the top rear of the window frame. http://oldcarandtruckpictures.com/Am...ionWagon-2.jpg
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The Clarity headlights are about 50% taller, proportionately:


I have the same complaint I did with the Prius rear bumper: People are going to hit the corner and have a much more expensive repair bill, but hopefuly the Clarity chin is a separate piece from the headlight.
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Something I've noticed is how many design elements of various hybrid and electric cars appear to be inspired by the Ford Probe I through IV concepts.
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Or, today you could have 3D printed carbon fiber/ABS or basalt. With integrated wiring harnesses for the Dekotora/Tron lights.
Whenever I see an old-school Jeep, it gets me wondering about building a replica using the powertrain of some locally-available subcompact. Well, it could be made fairly lightweight, and a CJ-3 actually has a smaller footprint than some present-day subcompacts.
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Still ugly

Caught this one in the wild recently, not helped at all by the low-rent steelies+winter tires combo.





You know how when a new, controversial style comes out and you have a really strong reaction to it, but after some amount of time seeing it in the wild you find it doesn't bother you so much, or (shocker!) you find you're actually warming up to it, or at least appreciating it for its boldness?


That has not happened to me with the Clarity. The above sentence has better craftmanship than a Clarity.
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Beauty is subjective, but recognition is easier to achieve. Rolls Royce made very ugly cars in the 50s, and when they stuck four headlights on them, ruining a spot that really would have worked with custom larger dual lamps, I knew that good looks were not wanted.
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Agree with your assessment on appearance. If anything the Clarity looks as ugly as ever to me.

The only time I can clearly remember gaining appreciation for style is the Cyber Truck, which at this point I think I prefer, even though I tend to not want something that sticks out or cries for attention.

I still wouldn't let the ugly look of the Clarity stop me from owning it. I spend 99% of my time inside the vehicle, so that's what counts.
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Or, today you could have 3D printed carbon fiber/ABS or basalt. With integrated wiring harnesses for the Dekotora/Tron lights.
I need to reevaluate this in the era of the Cybertruck.

It seems if you can brake an angle you can roll a simple curve in the same material. It looks like some short weld or crimp would perfect, i.e., the edge of the front fender

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